Henry IV


Nationality: Unknown Born: Unknown

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
I would willingly give fifty thousand crowns to be able to say that I took Paris without costing the life of one single man.
Religion is not changed as easily as a shirt.
Paris must not be a cemetery. I do not wish to reign over the dead.
It is in the midst of disasters that bold men grow bolder.
I had rather be plundered by my enemies than by my friends.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Nations, like men, have their infancy.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.